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    Cool Stationery

    Hello,

    Is this association of words a pleonasm, please?

    "I need stationery products".

    Thanks a lot
    Will

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    Re: Stationery

    I think you mean stationary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Is this association of words a pleonasm, please?

    "I need stationery products".

    Thanks a lot
    Will

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    #3

    Re: Stationery

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Is this association of words a pleonasm, please?

    "I need stationery products".

    Thanks a lot
    Will
    Possibly, but not one that anyone is going to lose any sleep over.

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    Re: Stationery

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I think you mean stationary.
    Stationery | Define Stationery at Dictionary.com

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    #5

    Re: Stationery

    The paper you write on, the envelopes, perhaps stamps or sealing wax, a nice pen.. all those things are stationery products. I don't see "products" as being redudant at all.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Stationery

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I think you mean stationary.
    No, it's "stationery".

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    #7

    Re: Stationery

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I think you mean stationary.
    Nope, it's stationery. I assume they're talking about paper, pens, envelopes etc, rather than products which are standing still!

    My dad taught me this when I was four:

    Envelope starts with an "e" and stationery has an "e" before the end.
    Train has an "a" in it. A train at a station is stationary with an "a" at the end.

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    Re: Stationery

    One of the worst jokes ever:

    A man sees a sign in a store next to some paper and envelopes. It says "Stationary sale."

    He points out to the shopkeeper that "Stationary" means something that isn't moving.

    The keeper replies that "Well, these weren't moving, so that's why they're on sale."

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    #9

    Re: Stationery

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's "stationery".
    But if it's stationary as well it's easier to pick up - a rolling pencil isn't stationary...

    b

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    #10

    Re: Stationery

    My mistake! Sorry guys and most of all apologies to Will 17.
    Shan

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's "stationery".

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